Acetamide, N-[2-[(2-bromo-4,6-dinitrophenyl)azo]-5-(diethylamino)phenyl]- (BDAP)
CAS Registry Number 52697-38-8
What is it?
- Acetamide, N-[2-[(2-bromo-4,6-dinitrophenyl)azo]-5-(diethylamino)phenyl], also known as BDAP, is an industrial chemical.
How is it used?
- BDAP is used primarily as a black dye in textiles and fabric.
- Based on the most recent data available, BDAP is not manufactured in Canada but is imported into Canada.
Why did the Government of Canada assess it?
- Prior to assessment, BDAP was identified as a potential concern to the environment based on information regarding possible persistence, accumulation in organisms and potential to cause harm to organisms.
How is it released to the environment?
- BDAP may be released to the environment during industrial processes and consumer use.
- Upon its release, most of the substance is expected to end up in solid waste disposal sites. A significant proportion is also estimated to be released to sewer water.
- BDAP may remain in the environment for a long time when released. However, data suggests that the substance does not significantly accumulate in or directly harm organisms.
What are the results of the assessment?
- The Government of Canada has conducted a science-based evaluation of BDAP called a screening assessment.
- Results of assessment indicate that although BDAP may remain in the environment for a long time, the substance is not expected to accumulate in organisms.
- Furthermore, the quantity of BDAP that may be released to the environment is below the level expected to cause harm to organisms.
- The Government of Canada has therefore determined that BDAP is not entering the environment in a quantity or under conditions that constitute a danger to the environment.
What is the Government of Canada doing?
- Based on the conclusion of the final screening assessment, no further action is required for this substance.
- The final screening assessment was published on August 22, 2009.
What could Canadians do?
- Since BDAP is not presently a concern for the environment or human health, Canadians do not currently need to take any specific actions with respect to this chemical.
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